If you found yourself on a desert island, would you rather have fresh water or bountiful food? I hope you chose water. Without water you would die in about three days. You can live without food for about 4 to 6 weeks Water makes up more than two thirds of the weight of the human body, and without it, we would die in a few days. The human brain is made up of 95% water, blood is 82% and lungs 90%. A mere 2% drop in our body's water supply can trigger signs of dehydration: fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on smaller print, such as a computer screen. Mild dehydration is also one of the most common causes of daytime fatigue. Water is important to the mechanics of the human body. The body cannot work without it, just as a car cannot run without gas and oil. In fact, all the cell and organ functions made up in our entire anatomy and physiology depend on water for their functioning. • Water serves as a lubricant • Water forms the base for saliva • Water forms the fluids that surround the joints. • Water regulates the body temperature, as the cooling and heating is distributed through perspiration. • Water helps to alleviate constipation by moving food through the intestinal tract and thereby eliminating waste- the best detox agent. • Regulates metabolism
In addition to the daily maintenance of our bodies, water also plays a key role in the prevention of disease. Drinking eight glasses of water daily can decrease the risk of colon cancer by 45%, bladder cancer by 50% and it can potentially even reduce the risk of breast cancer. And those are just a few examples! As you follow other links on our website, you can read more in depth about how water can aid in the prevention and cure of many types of diseases, ailments and disorders that affect the many systems of our bodies.
Information from FreeDrinkingWater.com and SurvivalTactics.com